1887 Baronne du Mesnil de Saint-Front formerly Mme. Feu Prosper Crabbe by Alfred Stevens (auctioned by Bonhams)

According to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Sénateur Prosper Crabbe (1827-1889) was a stockbroker and Brussels collector of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art.” I cannot find anything about the subject of this portrait.

From Wikimedia. Also posted to The Bustle Periods - 1870 to 1890 Album here.

1887 Baronne du Mesnil de Saint-Front formerly Mme. Feu Prosper Crabbe by Alfred Stevens (auctioned by Bonhams) Wm

Stevens portrays a woman in a gorgeous 1880s dress that emphasizes the curves of the upper body and hips.

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